Idioms of Anger (#1) 1

Being angry

These informal idioms can be used either about yourself or about a third person.

  • I’m fed up (to the back teeth) with trying to live on such a small wage.
  • I’m at my wits’ end trying to keeps things in order. ( wits: intelligence, brain)
  • I’ve had it up to here with this organisation!blow-the-fuse

These informal idioms are generally used about other people.

  • Your boss will have/throw a fit when he finds out you forgot to reply to those letters.

( You can also say: go off the deep end / go spare/ do his nut/ blow a fuse.)

These less informal idioms describe other people’s anger and are based on the word “blood”.

  • If someone’s blood is up, they are very angry or excited and may react in a violent way.
  • If you are after someone’s blood, you want to catch them in order to hurt or punish them.
  • If you are out for blood, You are determined to find someone to attack or blame for something bad that has happened.



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One comment on “Idioms of Anger (#1)

  1. Hisu lééh Mar 23,2012 3:52 am

    please, what aboout the FORMAL ways to express anger?

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